Ronen Eldan Receives 2022 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in Israel

Ronen Eldan, current von Neumann Fellow in the School of Mathematics, has received a 2022 Blavatnik Award for his profound contributions to statistics, machine learning, and theoretical computer science.

Eldan is honored for his work solving conjectures in the mathematical theory of high-dimensional phenomena—in addition to his research on high-dimensional probability, the connection between high-dimensional systems and stochastic calculus, the limitations of neural networks in machine learning, and decision-making in artificial intelligence. At the Institute, Eldan is exploring the phenomena that arise when the dimension of the system tends to infinity, manifested in mathematical domains such as probability, analysis, geometry, combinatorics, theoretical computer science, and machine learning.

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel was established in 2017 as the honor expanded from the United States to include the scientific community of Israel and the United Kingdom. Past recipients have hailed from 48 countries across six continents, with prizes totaling $13.6 million. Previous Blavatnik Laureates include past Visitor in the School of Mathematics Guy Rothblum (2009–11) and past Visiting Professor June Huh (2014–20) who won in 2017

Granted by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel comes with a $100,000 reward and an invitation to join the international community of Blavatnik Science Scholars and the annual Blavatnik Science Symposium.

The Laureates will be formally honored at a ceremony in Tel Aviv-Jaffa on June 8, 2022.

Read more at Blavatnik Awards.